<ul><li>My name is Cassandra Ann Milke. </li></ul><ul><li>I started school in1993 in Sparta, New Jersey. </li></ul><ul><li>I graduated from high school in 2005 in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. </li></ul><ul><li>I first went to college at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa in 2005. </li></ul><ul><li>When I finish my degree, I hope to become a high school social studies teacher and maybe even a university professor. </li></ul>
Using technology in the educational setting to not only aide the student in their educational endeavors, but furthermore so that they may be able to use technology in their lives beyond the educational setting.
<ul><li>Smart Library on Technology in Education http://tie.smartlibrary.org/NewInterface/headline.cfm?table_of_contents=1631 </li></ul><ul><li>History of Educational Technology Timeline http://www.myplick.com/view/1PsTtfSckr_/HISTORY-OF-EDUCATIONAL-TECHNOLOGY-TIMELINE </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching with Technology - Directory of Online Resources http://www.academicinfo.net/edtech.html </li></ul><ul><li>Educational technology- Theories and practices http://www.experiencefestival.com/educational_technology_-_theories_and_practices </li></ul>
<ul><li>I was a student in junior high and was learning about immigration. I talked to my family and found out that my relatives had gone through Ellis Island. Then I decided that I would do my project for that course on Ellis Island. As I was doing my research I came across the Ellis Island website, which has electronic records of the names that are carved into the Wall of Honor, for fun, I typed in my family’s name…and began to cry. There was my whole family, as they were when they came to America many years ago. </li></ul>Great grandmother Great grandfather Grandfather Uncle Uncle Mom Year of immigration, 1952
<ul><li>Computers are the way of the future for education and if it were possible, I would love to have my students be able to use the programs that Apple has created. There are so many different programs and they can be used for so many different aspects of learning. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Everyone says that technology will be the way of the future for education, which would be amazing, but universalizing that for all students, I believe would be problematic. While I do think technology should be used in education, we must not discount how learning has been passed on for so many years, by human. If we lose the humanity in learning and learn purely from computers, I believe we will encounter problems that will disastrously change our world. </li></ul><ul><li>So I believe technology should be used, however I do not think it should replace the humanity and empathy that has for so long been associated with education, because education is merely the passing on of cultural ideas, a computer can’t do that. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Even with the advances in technology, people’s socioeconomic statuses don’t necessarily advance. </li></ul><ul><li>For students who do not have the same economic advantages in education, how do teachers incorporate computers to help our students be better off in the future, if the school can’t afford computers for the students to use. </li></ul>
<ul><li>“ Education is not filling a bucket but lighting a fire.” William B. Yeats, poet </li></ul><ul><li>As teachers no matter how we teach, we must not merely teach to fill the mind, we should start a fire of learning that will burn in the mind of our student for their lifetime, because once we stop learning, we cease to interact with our world. </li></ul>vs